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Poster: pallotto316 Date: May 30, 2010 6:56am
Forum: texts Subject: downloads not working (not just pdfs)

I'm right-clicking on various formats (epub, mobi, etc.) on the left side of the screen and choosing "save as" but it doesn't work. It simply saves the link as a 1kb HTML file. I've tried multiple books with the same result, so I believe it's a problem with the entire site, not just a specific book.

I'm using IE 8. I've tried both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

Is there any way to contact IA and let them know there's a problem?

This post was modified by pallotto316 on 2010-05-30 13:56:58

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Poster: dawncoming Date: Jul 22, 2010 9:48am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: downloads not working (not just pdfs)

I still cannot download books of any version. All downloads are finished as soon as I click the 'download' button, but the file size is 0, always 0.
Is it because I am using a proxy? Internet Archive is banned in my place. Ehh, what ridiculous government!

Thanks if anyone could help! I am in dire need of collected works of Oscar Wilde and Maugham!!

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Poster: stbalbach Date: May 30, 2010 7:16am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: downloads not working (not just pdfs)

That won't work. To do the right-click-download method, you have to go into the HTTP list of files.

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Poster: pallotto316 Date: May 30, 2010 7:58am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: downloads not working (not just pdfs)


Ok, but when I click on HTTP I don't see any links with .mobi or .epub file extensions. (I see only .pdf, .txt, .zip and a few I've never heard of (.gz, .djuv).)

The .epub and Kindle/.mobi versions appear under "View this book" so I assume they must be available in IA!?!?




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Poster: stbalbach Date: May 30, 2010 8:23am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: downloads not working (not just pdfs)

I see what your saying. Your right something is broken there.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJeff Kaplan Date: May 30, 2010 8:53am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: downloads not working (not just pdfs)

As a workaround, you can click "All Files: HTTP" in the "View the Book" area. This takes you to a page with all the formats. You can click on the format you want and it will download.

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Poster: pallotto316 Date: May 30, 2010 11:23am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: downloads not working (not just pdfs)

As I stated above, clicking on HTTP does *not* show all formats. When I click into HTTP I don't see any links with .mobi or .epub file extensions. I see only .pdf, .txt, .zip and a few I've never heard of (.gz, .djuv).

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJeff Kaplan Date: May 30, 2010 11:31am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: downloads not working (not just pdfs)

correct. there are some formats not available in the http psgr.

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Poster: pallotto316 Date: May 30, 2010 12:05pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: downloads not working (not just pdfs)

Right... and that brings me back to my original point:

The "view the book" section of all of the books I've looked at clearly shows that there is a epub and a kindle version available (for instance, look at Dostoyevsky's "House of the Dead"). But I cannot download them. If I right click on the file and try to "Save As" it only sees it as 1 byte HTML file. If I go into HTTP, there is no .epub or .mobi file.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJeff Kaplan Date: May 30, 2010 12:41pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: downloads not working (not just pdfs)

the problem is being worked on.

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Poster: pallotto316 Date: May 30, 2010 4:06pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: downloads not working (not just pdfs)

Thanks.

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Poster: tomhuxley Date: May 30, 2010 5:51pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: downloads not working (not just pdfs)

I am using Firefox and cannot receive downloads. It is as though there is no file present.

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Poster: mannalinsky Date: May 30, 2010 5:07pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: downloads not working (not just pdfs)

I'm Using IE8. I Can Not Download PDFs (Except For Google) Or View Texts Of Anykind With The Internet Archive Reader.

I’d like to receive email when fixed.

THANKS
mannalinsky

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJeff Kaplan Date: May 31, 2010 5:55pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: downloads not working (not just pdfs)

things should be working better now. thanks for your patience.

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Poster: Time Traveller Date: May 31, 2010 6:59pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: downloads not working (not just pdfs)

I am sure everybody is pleased, thanks.

Is there a reason for a marked drop in uploads to the IA text archive the last 12 hours?

My text RSS feed shows a big reduction.

I am just advising in case your fix made something else go wrong.

Peter